How far should you go to save $1,000? How about almost twice that amount? For us, the answer is at least 2,130 miles, or 30.5 hours of driving. That’s how far my son and I are currently going to pick up the SUV that I bought. We live in Minnesota, and yesterday we drove through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and into Asheville, North Carolina. … Continue reading How Far Would You Go To Save $1,000?
More than 15 years ago, some colleagues and I were talking about how effective we were in building our savings. We were all making a good living, but some were more successful in building their net worth than others. One colleague – a single guy with a snappy car – mentioned that he started out being a good saver, but had recently been spending too much … Continue reading Stop Saving, Start Spending In Retirement?
Since we are now getting very close to the end of our early retirement journey (in less than six months), I thought I would reflect on some of the decisions we made in our twenties that set us up for early retirement success. I know a lot of people are talking about the stupid article “If You Are Saving Money In Your Twenties, You Are … Continue reading Seven Ideas To Save Big Money In Your Twenties
I’m excited to have put in a pre-order for the new Apple Watch. Mr.FireStation is a bit of a gadget-guy, but even so, at $399 it is about 4x what I have ever paid for a watch of any sort. I know people who wear the luxury brand watches that cost thousands of dollars, but I’ve always resisted shelling out that kind of money. Until … Continue reading Thrifty Thursday – Apple Watch Bands
I’m not sure when my wife and I started using the expression. I imagine we were shopping at the mall and trying to decide whether or not to splurge on something that might or not prove useful. It started pretty innocently I’m sure, but quickly became a trusted decision rule that has saved us thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars over the years. … Continue reading Four Simple Words That Saved Us $$$ Thousands
I am a HUGE fan of Amazon Prime. If you aren’t yet familiar with this service, you should definitely check out what it has to offer. We have been members for about two years and it has saved us a lot of money and truly transformed the way we shop here at the FireStation. It is one click shopping at its best. Amazon prime has … Continue reading Thrifty Thursday – Amazon Prime